Geophysical Information For Teachers (GIFT) Workshops

REGISTRATION FOR GIFT 2014 NOW OPEN

Teachers, you may now register to attend GIFT 2014! The two-day workshop at Fall Meeting will take place in the Franciscan Ballroom at the Westin Hotel on Market St. on Monday the 15th and Tuesday the 16th of December, from 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM each day. In order to register for the Fall Meeting and GIFT workshop at no cost as an educator:

  • Go to the AGU Fall Meeting 2014 registration page
  • Enter your AGU member information, or create a new account and profile if you are not a member. Note: You do not have to join AGU to register for the meeting for free as an educatorThe account you create as a non-member is for Fall Meeting registration and information only. If you wish to join AGU, please do so as a regular member so that you can see the educator options.
  • Update and confirm your profile, then select Register and/or Book a Hotel Reservation.
  • Select your Registration Type as K-12 Teacher/Informal Educator, either for the full meeting or for one day only.
  • Select your “teacher type”, and upload a document of your teacher credentials, e.g. a scanned image of your school I.D. or a letter from your principal confirming your status as an educator. Where asked if you would like to register for the GIFT workshop, select “yes” and proceed with the rest of the registration process.
  • You should see a message notifying you that your registration is pending at the end of the registration process.  Once your credentials are approved you will receive an email confirming that you are registered for the Fall Meeting and GIFT workshop.

If you are having problems registering for GIFT as an educator, email registration@agu.org for assistance.

About the GIFT Workshop

Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops allow science teachers to hear about the latest geoscience research from the scientists making the discoveries, explore new classroom resources for their students, and visit exhibits and technical sessions of the AGU meeting for free. AGU collaborates with the National Earth Science Teachers’ Association (NESTA) to run GIFT workshops at Fall Meeting. The materials from GIFT 2013 are now available. These include presentations, classroom activities, and other resources. New LEARN videos, which depict the hands-on activities from the workshop, are also available.

Dr. Michael Wysession, a writing team leader for the Next Generation Science Standards, shares his knowledge and enthusiasm with educators at the 2013 GIFT workshop.

PAST GIFT WORKSHOP PROGRAMS

2013
2012
2011
2010

2013 AGU GIFT Workshop Presentations

  • Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Ocean Acidification, by Dr. Barbara Bruno
  • Estimating How Often Mass Extinctions Due to Impacts Occur on the Earth, by Dr. Bonnie Buratti
  • Exploring Seafloor Sediments Using Real Data, by Drs Lawrence Krissek, Kristen St. John, Megan Jones, Kate Pound, and R. Mark Leckie
  • Polar Science and Engineering: A Model for NGSS Practices, by Linda Morris, Dr. T J Fudge and Kristina Slawny
  • Inspiring Future Scientists in Middle-Schools Through Synergy Between Classroom Learning and Water Cycle Research, by Emily Kellagher and Dr. David Noone
  • The Next General Science Standards – Opportunities for Earth and Space Science Educators, by Dr. Michael Wysession

Read more about GIFT in our Eos article

GIFT Elsewhere

EGU also holds GIFT workshops. Resources including presentations and video are available here.